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escudo (masculine noun (el)) — shield. Look up escudo in the dictionary

En muchas culturas, los guerreros usaban un escudo para protegerse en batalla.
Warriors in many cultures used shields to protect themselves in battle.
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Old April 07, 2009, 05:52 AM
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It can also mean a seal. It is also the term for a Portuguese monetary unit
prior to the euro.

Incidentally seal is precinto in Spain, but precinto it may not mean seal in Latin America. It's a false cognate for English speakers who may assume that it means police station (precinct).
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Old April 07, 2009, 06:41 AM
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police station (precinct).
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"escudo nobiliario/ escudo de armas/ blasón " = escutcheon, coat of arms

I'm not an expert, only for reference.

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What does seal mean?
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The way poli used it, it means sello (cerrar una carta).
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Old April 07, 2009, 10:33 PM
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Escudo fué la unidad monetaria en chile en los años sesentas.

Me parece que precinto en español sería el hecho de usar cinta para salvaguardar un documento, el cual obviamente va sellado con lacre, y se usa un sello (molde).

O sea, que cuando uno se refiere a precintar, se supone que va con cinta y sellado.

Lo contrario sería sellar una carta, para lo cual se usa lacre y un sello.

Y tambien concuerdo con lo que dijo Sosia.
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